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Seagate and its 14 TB drives make it clear that there is still room for the traditional hard drive



Seagate and its 14 TB drives make it clear that there is still room for the traditional hard drive


We’d already talked about how traditional hard drives were starting to achieve really monstrous capabilities, but some of those models are hard to come by. Precisely that is what Seagate solves today with its range of 14 TB hard drives.

That new family of disk drives is divided into its business models and desktop models. Precisely one of the latter is the Seagate Barracuda Pro 14TB, a unit that will surely solve the storage needs of the most demanding users.

They are not only large in capacity: also in speed and consumption

Barracuda Pro Family Units join the SkyHawk aimed at the video surveillance segment, the Exos X14 for data centers and IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network storage devices (NAS).

All of them are characterized by reaching that astonishing 14 TB capacity. In the case of the Barracuda Pro oriented to the desktop user, we have the same 3.5 format of the family on a 7,200 RPPM hard drive that achieves transfer rates up to 250 MBps.

To improve performance, Seagate has combined Flash memory with cache layers through its Multi-Tier Caching Technology (MTC) that improves these transfer rates. That does not harm consumption, which stands at 6.9 W in use and it stays at 4.9 W in idle mode.

The 14TB Seagate Barracuda Pro have priced at $ 579.99 in the United States, where they are already available. At the moment we do not have data on its price and availability outside this country, but we will update this information when we obtain this information.